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June 26, 2010


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"the upcoming Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics II set..."


david hare

Alas a mole in Sony confirms Strangers is no longer a Sony property. THe last run it had was a gorgeous print too!

I weep as it's my Total Fave Quine (with Pushover.)


Yes. Richard Quine is rarely discussed. Just thinking of who he frequently worked with -- Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Blake Edwards. And, what a creepy sleazebag he made Walter Matthau in Strangers When We Meet, or what a tragic little sap he made Mickey Rooney in Drive a Crooked Road! Looking forward to your dissertation.


Wait for it...

You know, that Kim Novak had some big breasts.


I really like the two Quine pictures included in the Jack Lemmon Film Collection Set Film Set Collection.

Operation Mad Ball, for one, looks a lot better today than does Operation Petticoat.

Michael Adams

Agree that Quine is unfairly neglected, as are Henry Hathaway and Jean Negulesco. Used to read/hear more about Robert Aldrich, but his rep seems to have undeservedly declined.

C. Jerry Kutner

Another underrated Quine film to check out is "The World of Suzie Wong" featuring Geoffrey Unsworth's gorgeous cinematography of Hong Kong. "Bell, Book and Candle" may be Quine's masterpiece, but I also have a soft spot for his "Sex and the Single Girl" with its Joseph Heller screenplay and terrific cast (Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Edward Everett Horton ...)

 don r. lewis

"Bell, Book and Candle" is on TCM this week...maybe even tonight?

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